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The Island Lake Lodge Bear & Tamarack dining room has been setting the standard for mountain cuisine for many years.

The approach to food at Island Lake Lodge is simple; complexity without complication.  We use our best efforts to use organic and traditionally raised foods and prepare them with unpretentious flavourings and well-executed techniques.  We believe there should be strong connections between plate, planet, people, and culture.  It is this belief that we are committed to the procurement of ethically raised and enviro-wise products and offer them in healthy and balanced dishes. We believe in unprocessed, unrefined, whole foods; ‘real food’.  These real foods, traditionally prepared, offer countless flavours and textures and concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Island Lake Lodge 2018 Summer Guide 

The French-inspired Rocky Mountain Cuisine has been documented in a cookbook from Whitecap publishing, ask at the Lodge to purchase a copy to take home.

Location

Island Lake Lodge is in a private wilderness setting only 10km from Fernie and easily accessible in summer via Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road. Look for the large wooden Island Lake Lodge sign on HWY between town and Fernie Alpine Resort turn-off.

Summer Dining:

Island Lake Lodge is open for summer June 8 - October 8, 2018 for gourmet dining, hiking, accommodation, spa, and simple relaxation. Call for availability and reservations.

Note: some days the lodge may not be available or open due to a private function or wedding - call or visit this webpage for schedules and events. Visitors can still access the trails.

Dinner

Ancient Timbers Dining Room in the Tamarack Lodge: 5pm-9pm. Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book.

  • 3,000 bottle wine library
  • Fireplace & Open kitchen
  • Indoor & outdoor tables with views of the Lizard Range
  • Gourmet fine dining and wine tasting menus

Lunch

Bear Lodge Patio in the Red Eagle Lodge: 11am-8pm daily June 8 to September 3rd. Open 11am-5pm September 3rd - October 7th

  • Casual and relaxed patio dining with views of the Lizard Range
  • Fully licenced with speciality cocktails and Island Lake wine selections
  • Summer menu featuring salads, seafood pasta, local game & foraged produce

June 8-10, 2018 - Untamed Kootenays Culinary Weekend
A spectacular weekend of gastronomy and relaxation. 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 gourmet dinner events, 1 lunch, cookbook & gifts, guided hikes. From $1,149 per couple. Limited spaces. More Details

Father's Day Brunch - June 17th 11am - 2pm
Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book.

Date Night Mondays - June 11 - October 1, 2018
Bring your partner for a romantic dinner. 2 entrees, 2 glasses of wine and an appetizer to share. $89 per couple.
Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book.

Wine Tasting Wednesdays - June 13 - September 26, 2018
5-course tasting menu with 5 wines. Each Wednesday we will feature a new and old world wine from our diverse cellar. $99 per person. Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book.

Winter Dining

Winter Snowcat Ride, Lunch & Spa

For those not catskiing, explore the winter wonderland at Island Lake Lodge with extended days of operation through the holiday season.

Enjoy a snowcat ride winding up through our stunning old growth forest. Arriving at the lodge, you will be greeted with the spectacular Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop to your experience. Take time for a snowshoe around the lake or a Nordic ski…or indulge in a sumptuous spa treatment.

Available: Thursday ­- Sunday through the whole winter season (Special holiday dates – Dec 15th – Jan 7th, excluding Dec 25th).

Snowcat ride and lunch: $75 per person. (Spa treatments are extra)

Locations

The main road to the lodge in winter is not plowed so everyone gets to enjoy a snowcat ride to and from the lodge (20-minute ride, must be booked in advance). You can drive your vehicle to the lower parking lot for Island Lake Lodge (by the big Lodge sign), just a couple kilometres up Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road, this road is just off Highway 3 across from the Stanford Resort Hotel.

More information available on the Island Lake Lodge webpage

 

  • Contact Information
  • 888-422-8754 (Toll Free)
  • 250-423-3700
  • Contact By Email
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  • islandlakecatskiing.com
  • 9km up Mt Fernie Park Road, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
  • Details
    • Fine Dining
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    • Non smoking
    • Outside Patio
    • Pub/Lounge
    • Reservations accepted
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